Faves&Raves: Discoveries

I just discovered something amazingly addictive, but this addiction will not require an intervention or rehab! (Probably:)) It could even be considered good for you.  How awesome is that?!?  Now you may have had these before and if you have, I am now officially mad at you for not sharing!   Cocoa Roast Almonds by Emerald. 



You can have 28 whole almonds equivalent to 1 ounce, which is a pretty decent size snack, and there are only 150 calories, 1 gram of sugar and NO cholesterol.  It also contains Vitamin E and  manganese…antioxidants that protect cells from sustaining damage from free radicals and promote the body’s ability to process fatty acids and cholesterol which means they aid in weight loss, too! Woohoo!!

All of that is well and good but the real question is how do they taste?  That is what you really want to know Right??  It is the perfect afternoon snack!  You know the time of day when you are starting to hit that wall and need a little boost.  It has just the right amount of sweet from the cocoa, the lovely crunch of the almond, and the fact that you can eat 28 of them guilt free is an added bonus! Personally, I think that a half ounce serving is just the right amount for a hold-me-overuntillunch/dinner snack!

If you are ready to take the plunge and give them a go, I found them at my local Target, Super Target, Giant and Wegmans in the DC area.  You can also purchase them online at amazon.com.

One bit of advice, I caution you not to eat too many at one sitting…you may feel rather sick afterwards or heaven forbid, get tired of them:(  You will want this love affair to last awhile.


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